Research Interests:I first came to SWFSC in 2006 as a volunteer in the genetics lab while I was obtaining my undergraduate degree in marine biology at Western Washington University. Since then, I have had the opportunity to work with many different people on a variety of projects jointly with the Marine Mammal and Sea Turtle Genetics lab and the Cetacean Heath and Life History group. These include acoustics on the ORCAWALE 2008 and HICEAS 2010 cruises, an observer for the annual gray whale migration survey, green turtle ecology, aerial observing/photogrammetry surveys, Antarctic killer whale morphometrics, and pinniped diet analysis. I also enjoy helping with the Out Reach program for kids! My current projects have been on vertical bow photography of delphinus, assisting with managing the marine mammal and sea turtle genetics tissue/DNA collection, responding to strandings and performing necropsies. My primary interests are in health (anatomy/physiology, diseases, etc…) and recently I have gone back to school to become a Registered Veterinary Technician.